Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:29pm
Maxine Davidson Beckham passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and faithful cat, Duchess. Services to honor her life will be at 10:00am Friday, July 22, 2016 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach, LA, Hwy. 151 where she was baptized as a child and was a lifelong member. Bro. Connie Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fellowship Cemetery where Maxine could trace her family back for 4 generations. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:28pm
A memorial service for Troy Frye Anders, age 96, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 23 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston with Reverend Bob Deich officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Troy was born on February 20. 1920 in Wills Point, Texas and passed away July 18, 2016 at Life Care Hospital in Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:37am
Funeral services for Raymon D. “Doc” Hammons, age 95, of Ruston, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Larry Emory will officiate the service.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
“Doc” was born and raised in Lincoln Parish. He lived in Choudrant, Ruston and surrounding areas for most of his life except for his years of dedicated military service during WWII as a member of the 456th Amphibian Truck Company in Germany and France.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:17pm
Dorothy M. Spillers Pesnell, was born September 27, 1925 and passed away on July, 13, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, W.J. Pesnell, her father & mother, Eli Anderson Spillers and Essie Delany Hammett. The youngest of 10, she outlived all 9 of her siblings, Erma Lee Spillers Pesnell, Clifford Anderson Spillers, Orville Spillers, Jerelene Spillers Whitman Cole, Marvin Spillers, O. R. Spillers, Lamoin Spillers, Printess Spillers & Edwin Spillers.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:41pm
Jarred Davis Newton, of Ruston, LA, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2016, at his home in Evans, CO. He was 29.
Jarred was born on April 26, 1987, in Ruston, LA, to Curtis and Debi Newton. He graduated from Ruston High School in 2006 and from Sydney College of Divinity in 2010. Jarred was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and uncle (AKA Uncle Bear Bear).
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:10pm
Celebration of life services for Ms Doris Lynn Samuel, 44, will be 12 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at King's Funeral Home, 1511 W. California Ave., Ruston, LA. Pastor E. Allen Williams, officiating. Interment will follow at Grambling Memorial Garden. Family visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. Friday at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, La.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:09pm
Lula Jean Poland Kunkel, 86, of Odessa, passed away July 1, 2016 in Odessa Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the Pyles Cemetery with Nick and Michelle Hutchison officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ray Kunkel, Luke Kunkel, Luther Ward, Brad Rogers, Leigh Foreman and Fred Corson. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM Friday at the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Paris, Texas.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:00pm
Funeral services for Bobbie McCoy Houck, age 83, of Simsboro, LA, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Simsboro Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Danny Baskin will officiate. Interment will follow at the Simsboro Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:31pm
Demaris Rockett Burns, age 93, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Ruston, La. Visitation and funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Bernice on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with funeral service to follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Len Woods will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the Bernice Cemetery. A reception for family members will be held at the church following the burial service.